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" Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet... "
The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With a Life of ... - Page 94
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1836 - 403 pages
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...the ship, I watch'd the water snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they rear'd, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. " Within the shadow of the ship I watch'd their rich attire ; Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coil'd and swam; and every track...
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The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Prose and Verse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1845 - 546 pages
...the ship I watch'd the \vater-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they rear'd, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watch'd their rich attire : Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coil'd and swam ; and every...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...alway A still and awful red. Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes ; etVd'od;; They moved in tracks of shining white, ""' And when they reared, the elfish light Fell oif in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire ; Blue, glossy green,...
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The poetical and dramatic works of S.T. Coleridge 3 vols, Volume 2

Samuel Taylor [poetical works] Coleridge - 1847
...moved in tracks of shining white, torei'oMhi And when they reared, the elfish light ereat calmFell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship...fire. O happy living things ! no tongue Their beauty Their beauty might declare : happineM. A spring of love gushed from my heart, And I blessed them unaware...
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Ship and Shore: Or, Pencil Sketches on a Recent Voyage To, and a Tour In ...

John Spence (jr.), Young physician - England - 1847 - 148 pages
...jumping their whole length out of the water, combing the waves, and seeming delighted with the foam. " Within the shadow of the ship, I watched their rich...swam, and every track Was a flash of golden fire." LETTER NO. III. The Sea an object of Study — Waves — A Phenomenon — A Summer Evening at Sea —...
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Ship and Shore: Or, Pencil Sketches on a Recent Voyage To, and a Tour In ...

John Spence (jr.), Young physician - England - 1847 - 148 pages
...jumping their whole length out of the water, combing the waves, and seeming delighted with the foam. " Within the shadow of the ship, I watched their rich...Blue, glossy green and velvet black, They coiled and swain, and every track Was a flash of golden fire." LETTER NO. III. The Sea an object of Study —...
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The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1848 - 384 pages
...water-snakes : tares of the lll ,, 1,1 1^11. Gud'scroa- They moved in tracks of shining white, great calm. And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in...swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Their O happy living things ! no tongue tteS'haJ? 11 Their beauty might declare : 1 A spring of love...
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The Sea-side Book: Being an Introduction to the Natural History of the ...

William Henry Harvey - Coastal animals - 1849 - 256 pages
...some notion of their singular beauty :— " Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire : Blue, glossy-green, and velvet black They coiled and swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire."...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1849
...Coleridge, and felt all its beauty : " They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they rear'd, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watch'd their rich attire — Blue, glassy green, and velvet black : They curl'd and swam, and every...
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Chambers's Papers for the People, Volume 6

Arts - 1850
...phenomenon in his ' Ancient Mariner :' ' Beyond the shadow of the ship I watched the water-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire : Blue, glossy-green, and velvet-black, They coiled and swam ; and every track Was a flash of golden fire.'...
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